ICTY and ICTR Developments

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003
Bruce Zagaris
The article contains three updates in the International Tribunal in the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and one in Rwanda (ICTR). On July 31, 2003, the ICTY sentenced Milomir Stakic to life in prison for exterminating and persecuting Bosnian Muslims. On August 15, Mitar Rasevic was transferred to the ICTY’s detention unit, while he awaits a trial for human rights abuses against prisoners. On July 23, the Trial Chambers in the Prosecutor v. Slobodan Milosevic ordered Professor McCormack to prepare written submissions in an Amicus Curiae on self-defense within the Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina parts of the case. On July 30, a Spokeswoman for the Office of the Prosecutor at ICTR said Carla Del Ponte would await a Security Council resolution before deciding whether to end her mandate as Prosecutor of the ICTR.